Stilles Land

Stilles Land

Deutschland 1991/1992, Spielfilm

Inhalt

Andreas Dresen′s debut film is set in the eventful days of the fall of 1989. Although the political landscape is in turmoil, the situation in the rural parts of the GDR is still rather quiet. The same applies to a small town theatre where young director Kai is staging his first production, "Waiting for Godot", of all things. But his enthusiasm is undermined by the cautious constraint and apathy of his cast. More and more, Kai relates the play’s imagery to the current political situation while, in the meantime, one member of the ensemble has fled to the Hungarian embassy. Slowly, the rest of the cast overcomes its apathy and together, they write a petition addressed to Honecker. But when the wall finally collapses, a trip the ensemble had planned together gets cancelled because of minor reasons. It is just Claudia, the assistant Kai has fallen in love with, who makes the trip on her own although against Kai′s accord. She later returns with an actor from Hamburg who – just as the caricature of a cliché West German – tries to improve the situation of the theatre with some marketing tips.

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Credits

All Credits

Director:Andreas Dresen
Creative supervisor:Günter Reisch (Künstlerische Mitarbeit)
Assistant director:Marlies Butzlaff
Script supervisor:Heidrun Haensch
Screenplay:Laila Stieler, Andreas Dresen
based on:Samuel Beckett (Zitate des Theaterstücks "Warten auf Godot")
Director of photography:Andreas Höfer
Assistant camera:Jan Erler, Thomas Spikermann
Steadycam operator:Jan Erler, Thomas Spikermann
Still photography:Thomas Spikermann, Andreas Höfer
Lighting design:Thomas Liepins
Gaffer:Simon Schmejkal, Tilman Przyrembel
Production design:Joachim Otto, Peter Zakrzewski
Set construction:Klaus Benecke, Claudia Jaffke
Property master:Marcus Berndt
Stand-by props:Peter Glaser
Construction manager:Paul Freuer
Make-up artist:Grit Kosse, Uta Spikermann, Franziska Friese
Costume design:Sabine Greunig
Editing:Jörg Hauschild, Rita Reinhardt
Assistant editor:Cornelia Endler
Sound assistant:Jörg Hauschild
Audio mixing:Klaus Hornemann
Consultant:M. M. Schwarz (Produktions-Beratung)
Miscellaneous (other):Helga Wilkerling (Mitarbeit), Bettina Zielke (Mitarbeit)
Music:Tobias Morgenstern, Rainer Rohloff
  
Cast: 
Thorsten MertenKai Finke
Jeannette ArndtClaudia
Kurt BöweIntendant Walz
Petra KellingUschi
Horst WestphalHorst
Katrin MartinTina
Mathias NoackFelix
Asad SchwarzTheo
Hans-Uwe BauerPeter
Burkhard HeylThomas
Roman SilbersteinPförtner
Wolf-Dieter LingkParteisekretär
Ernst MeinckeBusfahrer
Hans-Jochen RöhrigPfarrer
Jürgen BierfreundRequisiteur
Heinz Herbert LyschikBühnenbildner
Wolfgang BordelKantinenwirt
Yvonne Hornack1. Elevin
Astrid Nickel2. Elevin
Alexander Schubert1. Eleve
Ralf Brandt2. Eleve
Lothar Runkel1. Polizist
Andreas Hagedorn2. Polizist
Gerhard SchönerstedtSchauspieler
Frank ReuterGastwirt
Dieter Knust
  
Production company:Hochschule für Film und Fernsehen »Konrad Wolf« (Potsdam-Babelsberg), Max Film Wolfgang Pfeiffer Filmproduktion (Berlin), Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk (MDR) (Leipzig), Südwestfunk (SWF) (Baden-Baden)
Producer:Wolfgang Pfeiffer
Producer (TV):Karl-Heinz Staamann, Christian Granderath
Unit production manager:Uwe Kraft
Location manager:Werner Teichmann
Production manager:Katharina Beck
Shoot:25.11.1991-26.01.1992: Anklam (Mecklenburg-Vorpommern)
Original distributor:Ex Picturis Filmverleih (Berlin)
Length:2683 m, 98 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,66
Picture/Sound:Eastmancolor, Ton
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 15.06.1992, 67976, ohne Altersbeschränkung / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 07.05.1992, Schwerin, Filmfest;
Kinostart (DE): 08.10.1992, Berlin;
TV-Erstsendung (DE): 07.12.1992, Südwest 3

Titles

Originaltitel (DE) Stilles Land

Versions

Original

Length:2683 m, 98 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,66
Picture/Sound:Eastmancolor, Ton
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 15.06.1992, 67976, ohne Altersbeschränkung / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 07.05.1992, Schwerin, Filmfest;
Kinostart (DE): 08.10.1992, Berlin;
TV-Erstsendung (DE): 07.12.1992, Südwest 3
 

Awards

1992
Deutscher Kritikerpreis
Hessischer Filmpreis